I often take the things my MIL says with a pinch of salt because she exagerates sooo much and often I'll hear her repeat the same story but with different details so I know she bends the truth to suit her audience but this just takes the biscuit...
She has lots and lots of old scars from stretch marks on her stomach. Apparently she never had any stretch marks at all during her pregnancy up until she started pushing to give birth to my DH. She says all the pushing made them appear.
And she says she was pushing for 10 hours straight. She doesn't mean she was in labour for 10 hours. Pushing. Literally with every contraction for 10 hours she was pushing DH out but he was stuck and that's why it took so long.
These MIL-isms cannot be accurate truths can they??? Stretch marks are scars from the skin stretching, nothing like burst blood vessels, right? And would any midwife or doctor let someone push for 10 hours? wtf?
Don't believe that she pushed for 10 hours that's ludicrous! Lol but as for the stretch marks you can have none before the birth and AFTER labor have them appear from the skin bouncing back down so fast.
yeah I wouldn't be inclined to believe that tbh! They look to intervene if a woman has been pushing for more than 1.5 hours here with no progress, so 10 hours seems a bit ludicrous! I wonder if she was in a hospital???
no idea on the stretchmarks..although I wouldn't think you could get them from pushing??
My MIL was adamant that my DH had been born 5 weeks late, I never ever believed her!! (I think my scepticism paid off as she has since admitted that her dates must have been wrong!)
You can get stretch marks after the birth but I doubt from pushing but she may have just associated that in her mind since she went in to have him and after he was born noticed them but pushing for 10 hrs I don't think I'd believe that one then although they did things so much differently back then but I'm not sure anyone could make it that long without passing out I know I couldn't!
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